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Silver Dollar, 1896-O, PCGS MS 64 CACSilver Dollar, 1896-O, PCGS MS 64 CAC
Original Lot at Sotheby's
||Historic Coins and Medals
||An exception to Wayne Miller’s statement that: “No other Morgan dollar is as consistently deficient in luster, strike and degree of surface abrasions as the 1896-O.” (p. 148) This example is well struck, not quite full hair over the ear, but still strong, and the eagle’s feathers are nearly all defined; the lustre, while muted, is glossy and catches the light well; there are few surface abrasions but none are distracting. The most notable two are a thin short line before Liberty’s nose, and small mark in the field to the right of the eagle’s right wing. The color is pale and creamy. A capillary die break encircles the entire reverse legend. A remarkable example which is noticeably finer and with greater eye appeal than the few MS 64 examples that have recently appeared at auction.